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Definition 1: a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders - [noun denoting person]

(priest is a kind of ...) (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy

"theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"

(priest is a kind of ...) a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

(... is a kind of priest ) a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman

(... is a kind of priest ) a woman priest

(... is a kind of priest ) a member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome

(... is a kind of priest ) (Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests

(... is a kind of priest ) `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military

(... is a kind of priest ) (Roman Catholic Church) a priest who is an honorary member of the papal household

(... is a kind of priest ) a priest who hears confession and gives absolution

(... is a kind of priest ) an officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist

(... is a kind of priest ) a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

(... is a kind of priest ) a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ

(... is a kind of priest ) a senior clergyman and dignitary

(... is an instance of priest) (Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf

(... is an instance of priest) (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)

Definition 2: a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for priest in the sense of this definition

(priest is a kind of ...) a leader in religious or sacred affairs

(... is a kind of priest ) a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland

(... is a kind of priest ) a priest who served a particular deity in ancient Rome

(... is a kind of priest ) a practitioner of voodoo

(... is a kind of priest ) a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism

(... is a kind of priest ) a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians

(... is a kind of priest ) in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination

(... is a kind of priest ) a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult

"a votary of Aphrodite"

(... is an instance of priest) a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem

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